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Korpiklaani

Formed: 2003
From: Lahti, Finland
Last Known Status: Active

Korpiklaani Interviews and Features

Below are our features and interviews with Korpiklaani.

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Korpiklaani Bassist Discusses Latest Album

Korpiklaani has become one of the most popular bands in mainland Europe over the past fifteen years or so, as well as forging a solid fan base in North America. Their brand of folk metal makes as many legs dance as it does head bang and has helped their popularity soar with every passing year. Their latest album, "Noita" was released last year through Nuclear Blast Records and received solid reviews and feedback from fans.

At a recent show in London with Moonsorrow, (see review here,) I was able to sit down with the band's bass player, Jarkko Aaltonen to discuss "Noita," their touring plans and the group's bizarre animated video for the song, "A Man With A Plan." You can watch the interview below. More...

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Korpiklaani: "We Have A Darker And Serious Side"

The Finnish bards in Korpiklaani didn't waste any down time after the release of 2011's "Ukon Wacka," having returned already with latest full-length album "Manala" (reviewed here). Rather than playing the language ping-pong game of previous efforts, Korpiklaani has now given fans the best of both worlds, releasing the album as a double-disc set with all songs in both Finnish and English.

During a recent chat with Metalunderground, Korpiklaani's Jarkko Aaltonen explained why the band chose to go that route, as well as discussing the lack of a hard-partying song this time around as the band explores its darker side. More...

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Interview with Jarkko Aaltonen of Korpiklaani

Over half a year after the extremely successful release of their seventh album, Ukon Wacka; we caught up with bassist Jarkko Aaltonen at their show in Helsinki this past weekend. Jarkko tells us about whats in the works for the future; including more folklore, more touring and the possibility of new album. More...

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An Interview With Korpiklaani Bassist Jarkko Aalto

Korpiklaani recently dropped their sixth full-length album "Karkelo," which includes the trademark beer drinking anthems that the metal world has come to expect from the Finnish folk metallers. Korpiklaani's bassist Jarkko Aaltonen spoke with me about the recording of the new album and the band's festival and tour schedule. More...

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